LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemic

(Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Districts across Alaska are gearing up for the start of the school year. And depending on where you live, school may be completely online- or close to normal. The decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle. So how do teachers feel about the upcoming school year? We’ll hear from educators across the state on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Annie Feidt

  • Ben Walker, 6-8 science teacher, Romig Middle School, Anchorage School District & 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year
  • Gwendolyn Brazier, K-12 music teacher, Barnette Magnet School & North Pole High School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • Pamela Garcia, special education resource teacher, Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau School District & finalist, 2020 Alaska Teacher of the Year


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace.
Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon.
afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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